Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies.

The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -600,000
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 -900,000
New Schools for Baton Rouge LA Education Donor Advised 2018 -1,830,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 -20,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2018 -25,000,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018
Page SUM -49,095,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort ascending
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 200
Instituto Laboral De La Raza United States Donor Advised 2018 200
Randall Children's Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Partners in Health United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 200
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200
United Way of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Rotary AIDS Project Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Magical Bridge Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Electronic Privacy Information Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 4,000

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